Turn Old Kitchen Utensils Into Wall Hooks

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Did you know that you don't always have to throw away your old kitchen utensils if you do not want to use them anymore? They may look old and may no longer be so nice when they sit in your kitchen or dining area, but it sure can be an awesome and useful ornament when hung on you wall. Aside from saving you some bucks, making your own wall hooks out of old kitchen utensils will also bring out your creative side. The things that you will need for these lovely hooks are easy to find and could just be inside your house. Make the most out of your old scraps. Good luck!

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Old kitchen utensils you can use

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    Spoon and fork.
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    A spoon and fork are both easy to twist, making them good candidates for wall hooks
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    Since they are tiny, it is easy to place them even in a limited space.
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    Rolling pin.
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    Rolling pins are good wall hooks holders because of their size
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    You can also use its handle as hook.
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    Cups.
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    These can be turned sideways and be hung on the wall to make instant hooks
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    The more colors you can use, the better it looks.
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    Faucet handles.
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    Faucet handles make strong hooks because of their durability
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    You can use either the conventional ones or a round one. You can also color them with different paints to make them look more pleasant.
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    Ladle.
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    This doesn't only work as a hook, but it can also be a container of small things since it has a bowl-like part
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    You can choose a ladle that has decorations on it so it will look nicer.
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Make towel hooks using faucet handles

Things you need

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    3-5 faucet handles (or more if you desire)
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    scrap wood
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    2 brackets
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    screw driver
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    tape measure
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    drill
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    3-5 dummy spindles (or more if needed)
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    3-5 trim head screws (or more if needed/size depends on the dummy spindles)
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    wood glue
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Procedure

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    Determine the size you want for your hook holder and measure your wood board appropriately.
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    Mark where you will place the shelf so you can also determine how high the bracket will be.
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    Mark where the brackets go.
    Placing it an inch from the edge of the board is advisable. Make sure that it matches the position of the other bracket on the other side.
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    Secure the wall brackets and make sure that it is tightly screwed to avoid it from accidentally falling.
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    Mark where the faucet holder goes.
    Measure it carefully to make sure that the spaces between each of them are equal.
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    Screw the dummy spindles tightly on the marks that you made.
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    Spread enough wood glue on the rims of the faucet handles and place it over the dummy spindles.
    Repeat this on the rest of the wood faucets.
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    Place the shelf by drilling holes in it and into the board and screwing the screws tightly to make sure that it stays in tact.
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    You now have your homemade wall hooks using your old kitchen parts.
    You can try other utensils that were mentioned on the suggestions above.
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Tips

  • Before you decide which kitchen utensil to use, you may want to check first the place where you are planning to hang it. This will help you decide which utensil matches the color or decoration of the room or area you will hang it on. Matching it with the area will make it look more pleasant and professionally made.
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Questions and Answers

How to make a fork into a hook?

Some people may like to just use a fork and make a hook for the wall, rather than a plaque. How do you do that?

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These are the materials you will need to make a hook from the fork:

  • Any kind of steel fork
  • Screwdriver and screws
  • Drill
  • Piece of wood
  • Wood glue or spike
  • Hammer
  • Ruler

Here is the procedure to make your old fork turn into usable wall hook:

  • First choose your old fork. Look for the best design among your old forks. Choose a fork that is easy to twist, but still durable. Avoid using a fork with stains, if possible.
  • Prepare the scrap of wood to which you will append your recycled fork. Use a ruler to measure the wood, depending on the amount of fork that you will use and the style that you want. Use a jigsaw to remove excess parts of the wood. You can design it depending on what you want it to look like.
  • Start hammering your fork to flatten the surface, other than the handle and tines. When you hammer the handle, it will only make it harder to bend. After you flatten the fork, bend or curl it into a You shape, like a hook, but keep the handle faced outward, so it will look prettier while hanging on the wall.
  • Make a hole in it, using a drill. The hole should be at the base or top of the handle of fork. This will be where you attach the screw. After you make a hole, then attach the fork to the wood using screwdriver and screw (or you can use a spike).
  • Then place or attach the scrap of wood on your wall, and you're done. You can now start to put different kitchen utensils here, or whatever you want to display on it.

For additional information, you can also curl or bend tines of the fork to make some design by using pliers. If you want to paint your finished product, just use rustproof spray paint.

Where should I put hooks in kitchen area?

Wall hooks are inexpensive and great addition to your kitchen. A properly placed wall hooks in the kitchen area makes preparation of food more faster and less time consuming while a kitchen with no wall hooks or wall hooks that are improperly placed makes the person to frequently move from place to place making the food preparation more time consuming. Below are some tips to help you decide where to put your hooks on your kitchen area:

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  • Wall hooks should be placed near the stove. The rationale behind it is that when a person cook, the person can effectively get the right cooking utensils without leaving the food that he is cooking.
  • Wall hooks should be placed near the sink. Sink in the kitchen area is usually where we wash the foods that we prepare and where we wash our used kitchen utensils. Wall hooks that are placed near the sink is much more better because we can easily hang our kitchen utensils after we wash them or we can easily get the right kitchen utensil if we are preparing the foods.
  • Wall hooks should be placed at chest or shoulder level. Shoulder or chest level wall hooks provides easier access and promotes proper posture than wall hooks that are overhead or lower than waist level.

In general, wall hooks that are placed near the stove and near the sink are the best areas in your kitchen to effectively help you prepare the food more easier.

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